Ian Astbury Hard rock Artist

Ian astbury

Ian Astbury (born Ian Robert Astbury, 14 May 1962, Heswall, Merseyside) is an English rock musician and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist for the rock band The Cult. Ian moved with his family to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1973 when he was 11 years old. He lived there for five years before moving back to the UK. His father worked at International Harvester and his mother was a bookkeeper. In his short time in the country, he developed a love for Canada and has stated in interviews that he will follow the Stanley Cup playoffs, especially if a Canadian team is playing. In 1979, while living in Glasgow, he was deeply struck by the Doors song "The End", which he heard while watching the movie Apocalypse Now. He later described this as "a religious experience". In 1980 he was in Liverpool, where he was active on the punk scene based around Eric's Club. After he was made homeless due to a dispute with a landlord over a party at his bedsit apartment, he ended up following Anarchist Punk band Crass. After a period of living in squats and sleeping rough, he moved to Bradford in late 1980. Here he was a founding member of the positive punk band Southern Death Cult in 1981.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 14th, 1962
Nationality
England
Places lived
Heswall , United Kingdom

Family

Spouses

Musical acts

1.The Cult Hard rock, Gothic rock, Post-punk, Alternative rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

1983 - 1995

The Cult are a British hard rock band formed in 1983. They gained a dedicated following in the United Kingdom in the mid-1980s as a goth rock band with singles such as "She Sells Sanctuary", before breaking mainstream in the United States in the late 1980s as a hard rock band with singles such as "Love Removal Machine" and "Fire Woman". The band fuse a "heavy metal revivalist" sound with the "pseudo-mysticism ... of The Doors [and] the guitar-orchestrations of Led Zeppelin ... while adding touches of post-punk goth rock". Since their earliest form in Bradford during 1981, the band have had various line-ups; the longest-serving members are vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, the band's two songwriters. After moving to London, the band released the album Love in 1985, which charted at No. 4 in the United Kingdom, and which included singles such as "She Sells Sanctuary" and "Rain". In the late 1980s, the band supplemented their goth rock sound with hard rock in their third album, Electric; the polish on this new sound was facilitated by Rick Rubin, who produced the record.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Drums 1968 1988
Guitar 1983 1995
Lead Vocals, Percussion 1983 1995
Drums 1984 1985
Guitar, Bass 1984 1990
Drums 1985 1988
Drums 1988 1992
Drums 1992 1993
Bass 1993 1995
Scott Garrett
Drums 1993 1995
Martyn LeNoble
Bass 1999 2000
Bass, Guitar 1999 2000
Bass 2006
Drums 2006
Todd Hoffman
Bass
Ray Mondo
Drums
Kinley Wolfe
Bass
Drums
Drums
Bass
Keyboard
Drums
Keyboard
Drums

Albums

Album title Released Type
Dreamtime 1984 Studio album
Love 1985 Studio album
Electric 1987 Studio album
Sonic Temple 1989 Studio album
Ceremony 1991 Studio album
The Cult 1994 Studio album
Beyond Good and Evil 2001 Studio album
Born Into This 2007 Studio album
Choice of Weapon 2012 Studio album

Official website

Social media

2.Holy Barbarians Garage rock, Rock music

Holy Barbarians was a short-lived rock band formed during 1996, after English frontman Ian Astbury left his band The Cult. Astbury was joined with three musicians from the United States, guitarist Patrick Sugg along with brothers Matt and Scott Garrett. Together the band recorded one album, Cream. Astbury chose the name of the group as a referenced to 1959 novel by Lawrence Lipton of the same name. The one album recorded by the group was recorded at Parr Street Studios in Astbury's hometown of Liverpool; it was named Cream after a local club the band frequented during the recording process. Astbury and Sugg wrote the album's songs together, after having first met at a Wayne Kramer show in the United States. Their album was reasonably well received by music critics, who described it as taking influences from 1960s psychedelic music, mixing it with a rock sound. A promotional video was shot for the track Space Junkie and, between February and November 1996, the band toured extensively throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and North America.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Matt Garrett
Patrick Sugg
Scott Garrett

Official website

3.Manzarek–Krieger Acid rock, Hard rock, Rock and roll, Psychedelic rock, Blues rock

Manzarek–Krieger was an American rock band formed by two former members of The Doors, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, in 2002. They were also known as The Doors of the 21st Century, D21C, and Riders on the Storm. They settled on using Manzarek–Krieger or Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors for legal reasons, with acrimonious debates between the two musicians and Doors co-songwriter / drummer John Densmore. They performed Doors material exclusively until the death of Manzarek in 2013.

Member history

Member Role Start End

Official website

Social media

4.Circus Of Power Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock

Circus of Power was a heavy metal band that formed in New York City in 1986.

Member history

Member Role Start End

5.Southern Death Cult Post-punk, Gothic rock

Southern Death Cult was an English post-punk/positive punk band in the early 1980s. It is now primarily known for having given its lead singer and parts of its name to the multi-platinum hard rock band The Cult. Despite the similarities in the names, "Southern Death Cult" was distinct from "Death Cult"/"The Cult".

Member history

Member Role Start End
Barry Jepson
David Burroughs

6.The Wondergirls Alternative rock, Hard rock, Rock music

The Wondergirls are a rock supergroup and side project formed in 1999. In its initial, short lived incarnation, the band featured Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, Ian Astbury of The Cult, Shannon Leto of Thirty Seconds to Mars, Jay Gordon and Ryan Shuck of Orgy and Julien-k, Doug Ardito of Puddle of Mudd, Ken Andrews of Failure, Martyn LeNoble of Porno for Pyros, and Troy Van Leeuwen of Queens of the Stone Age. The Wondergirls recorded two songs, "Let's Go All the Way" and "Drop That Baby" featuring Ashley Hamilton. The project was revived in 2013, and a new version of "Let's Go All the Way" was included on the Iron Man 3 soundtrack, in which Ashley Hamilton played the character Firepower. The song also features British superstar Robbie Williams.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Keyboard, Vocals 1999 2000
Martyn LeNoble

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
BXI
September, 2010 EP on compact disc
BXI
Boris
SpiritLightSpeed
Alternative rock
June 20th, 2000 Album on compact disc 52 minutes
High Time Amplifier
Single

Movie performances

1. The Cult: Irving Plaza, NYC (2007)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
120.0

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
United States of America

2. The Doors of the 21st Century: L.A. Woman Live (2004)

Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
102.0
$90K

Awards

Top cast

3. Sonic Revolution: A Celebration of the MC5 (2003)

Documentary, Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
56.0

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
United Kingdom

Wikipedia

Check Ian Astbury on wikipedia.

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